Average Rating (from 5 Students)
Course Difficulty
Easy 0%
Medium 60%
Hard 40%
Top Course Tags
Background Knowledge Expected
Math-heavy
Go to Office Hours
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I thought this course was pretty straight forward to be honest. My lecturer, professor Guillermo, was very helpful. Although I did not go to lecture most of the time because he was teaching proofs, when i went to his office hours for practice problem help, he was always willing to spend time with you to work through a problem. The only reason I wouldn't recommend this course, hence 4 stars, would solely, be the fact that he goes over too many proofs and not enough example problems.
Course highlights:
In this course, we learned about vectors, parametrization of 3-D curves graphs surfaces, tangent planes, line integrals, surface integrals, and directional derivatives. I really liked triple integrals and taking the volumes of cylindrical and spherical surfaces, as they were relatively easy and the application to the real world was easy to understand. A lot of the stuff you learn in the course can be applied to the real world and other areas of study, like flux to physics, but taking volumes and densities of surfaces was the highlight of this course for me.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Definitely Definitely DEFINITELY go to discussion and office hours, and most importantly, READ THE TEXTBOOK. Discussion was where we worked through a lot of practice problems and applied the concepts in lecture to word problems. Office hours were where I could go to the professor directly to clarify concepts that I was having trouble grasping or to help me with a difficult homework problem. The textbook was the bible in this class. If I was sick, or couldn't make a discussion period, or wanted to make sure I understood the material before a test, the textbook was there and always helped. The textbook is so useful in this class; it has examples, proofs, everything! In previous math classes, the textbook was not always useful, but in this class especially, the textbook was as helpful as it can get, so USE IT! If you want to succeed in this class, go to discussion, office hours, and 100% of the time, read the textbook.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Take this with Prof Reyes! He explains topics really well, assigns adequate amount of hw and if you actually do the hw you'll do great!
Course highlights:
You build on a lot of Calc II topics but in 3D space.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Make sure you do the homework! Do not copy from slader even tho it's tempting!
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
This was definitely a challenging, but interesting and fun course. The professor makes lectures fun and makes the material easier to understand by explaining the concepts well.
Course highlights:
I learned a lot more about calculus and I learned more than just plugging numbers into a formula. I actually learned concepts and how to apply those concepts to solve different types of problems. The problems that I had to solve on tests were also interesting.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Go to lecture and pay attention in class. The textbook is good, but the professor really explains the topics well so that you can understand everything on a conceptual level. If you need help, don't hesitate to go to office hours. The professor is extremely helpful. Remember to do the quiz prep problems!